Worshipping at the immortal altar of live music and preaching the good word of punk-rock, “Down On The Barrier” is a feel-good anthem that sees Skinny Lister finding God in our gig venues.
“Take me to my church I need to confess. Chime the decibels and beat from the chest. Oh my communion, unholy communion, Roaring out the gospel ‘we shall be blessed’…Let’s get down, down on the barrier” quip the Skinnies here.
Blending pogo-primed percussion, Pogues-y punk hooks, and a chorus that demands to be roared-out loud and proud, “Down On The Barrier” is a song made for the live arena and the collective strength we can draw from live music. Speaking about the message behind their euphoric, enlightening new track frontman Dan Heptinstall says:
"Music is a kind of religion to many gig-goers, and in “Down On The Barrier” we’ve tried to capture that feeling. The church in this case is the venue, the sermon is the song and the preacher the artist. It’s a nod to those almost spiritual moments when we gather to enjoy some communal rock’n’roll worship, as well as a healthy dose of support, release and camaraderie. See you down on the barrier!"